Tag Archives | animal welfare

A woman with her cat after a visit to the Tehran pet hospital. Photo Credit: Newsha Tavakolian for The New York Times

Where Can You Be Whipped For Walking A Dog?

(PETS/ANIMAL RIGHTS) Did you know simply taking your dog on a walk could get you arrested in some countries? In Iran, where the prevailing Islamic belief is that dogs are impure, walking a dog not only puts the guardian at risk, but the dog could also be seized, or even killed. In this year’s campaign […]

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Compassionate Treats For A Happy Vegan Easter!

(ANIMAL WELFARE/VEGAN EASTER) Easter is almost here, and what better way to enjoy this celebration of new life than to celebrate with compassion toward all life? After all, this lovely springtime holiday and the animal rights movement do share the same cotton-tailed mascot! Learn how easy and delicious it can be to have a happy […]

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People who sell or eat dog meat face a fine of up to £6,500. Photo Credit: AP

Pets, Not Food! Taiwan Becomes First Country In Asia To Ban Dog & Cat Meat From Dinner Tables

(ANIMAL NEWS/DOG & CAT MEAT) In a landmark victory for domesticated animals across the globe, Taiwan is now the first country in Asia to ban the sale of dog and cat meat. The legislature also amends Taiwan’s animal protection law by maximizing fines and prison terms for animal cruelty violators–highlighting the country’s increasing awareness of […]

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Don’t Shoot! Support The Police-Canine Encounters Protection Act & Stop Police From Shooting Pets

(DOGS/POLICE SHOOTINGS) Tragically, it’s estimated that a dog is shot every 98 minutes by law enforcement in the United States, causing trauma for both the family and police officer involved. Despite the fact that dog bite numbers have decreased, incidents of police using lethal force against family pets are on the rise–from SWAT raids to […]

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Penguins — the animals, not the hockey players — at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh before the Pittsburgh-Philadelphia game on Saturday. Credit Charles Leclaire/USA Today Sports, via Reuters

NHL Ruffles Feathers For Using Real, Live Pittsburgh Penguins

(ANIMAL WELFARE/PENGUINS) The NHL and Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium are on thin ice after last week’s outdoor Stadium Series game at Heinz Field. During the Pittsburgh Penguins versus the Philadelphia Flyers pregame show, real live penguins from the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium were brought onto the ice. Footage documents the animals running and […]

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‘Not Good Enough:’ USDA Backpedals Amid Legal Backlash

(ANIMAL NEWS/ANIMAL WELFARE) Earlier this month, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) suddenly removed all animal welfare data from its website. The records document tens of thousands of animal welfare violations at an estimated 9,000 taxpayer-funded research labs, dog breeding operations, zoos, circuses, theme parks like SeaWorld, and other facilities regulated under the Animal […]

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Have A Pet-Friendly Valentine’s Day!

(CATS & DOGS/PET CARE) All around the world, February 14 is the day to exchange gifts, flowers, and chocolates all in the name of St. Valentine. This special time of year can be just as fun for pets as it is for humans, if the right precautions are taken. Read on to learn how you […]

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How Trump’s USDA Protects Animal Abusers

(ANIMAL NEWS/ANIMAL WELFARE) During last year’s presidential election, the Humane Society Legislative Fund warned Donald Trump would be “a threat to animals everywhere.” Now, just weeks into his presidency, their warning appears to be coming true. On February 3, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) quietly removed all animal welfare data from its website. This […]

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Computer executes quickfire stock trades to take advantage of Trump's Twitter habit of hitting out at individual companies. Photo Credit: Reuters/Carlos Barria

How Trump’s Tweets Are Saving Animals

(POLITICS/ANIMAL WELFARE) While President Trump’s environmental policy is practically nonexistent, and his stances on animal welfare issues don’t look very promising–believe it or not–his controversial tweets are actually helping animals in need. Thanks to a program devised by techies at Austin-based T3, a marketing and technology company, profits made from bot-directed stock trades are donated […]

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Dennis Quaid in a scene from “A Dog’s Purpose.” Photo Credit: Joe Lederer/Universal Pictures

Excuses Change Nothing: Boycott “A Dog’s Purpose”

(ANIMAL ACTORS/MOVIES) Just before the release of the highly anticipated film, A Dog’s Purpose, those involved in its production are coming forward about the recently leaked TMZ footage portraying the abusive treatment of a German Shepherd on set. While some involved in the film are scrutinizing the actions seen in the video, others insist the […]

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